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Adam - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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2,237 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,237
Reviews: 990
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.09%
Wants: 576
Gots: 466 | FT: 39
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001

A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany. Adam was the first beer produced by Hair of the Dog.

10% alcohol by volume
50 IBUs.
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Ratings: 2,237 | Reviews: 990
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4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good Beer Sunday but this is not the main event. Batch 80 2010 bottle.
Snifter, poured down the middle
A - huge coffee ice cream color head, sticky with big bubbles
S - sweet, smoke, smoke and smoke. I didnt expect this much off of a 3 year bottle
T - I cant get over the smoke, getting some dark cherry as well
M - thick, pleasant, what I expected and remember
O - big HotD fan, I like this one, dont love love it, I was expecting less burn from a 3 year old bottle. Very good enjoyable beer but I prefer Fred

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle in a tulip. Batch 69 (brewed on 2-21-07, bottled on 3-15-07). Dark as midnight, light tracing around the glass. Plenty of carbonation for a 6 year old beer. Taste is hot, the alcohol is very apparent. Roasty and sweet. Raisins and dark sour cherry. This tastes like something in RIS territory more than old ale.

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4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Batch number 79 brewed on 11/17/09, bottled on 1/28/10, and consumed on 4/4/13. Poured from a bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter.

The pour is extremely dark mahogany with some reddish highlights (beautiful color). The head is fine and frothy khaki-colored. On the nose I get lots of toffee, oatmeal raisin cookies, oak, ginger, molasses, rum, and a hint of smoke. There's a lot here and I'd hate to waste precious moments nosing. Three or four whiffs and I just have to know what this tastes like.

The beer has a really full body and an amazing velvety feel. The complexity is mind-boggling. It's interesting to note that the booziness in this beer all seems to hit you up front, but it's not a bit unpleasant. With all the wonderful flavors that complement it, it's reminiscent of fruitcake. There are notes of black bread, dried figs, holiday spices, molasses, smoke, and oak. Every sip brings something new. The finish is smooth and sustained, leaving traces of almonds and cloves swimming in rum behind. Stunning.

A unique beer that seems to bring together all of the best qualities of an old ale and a quad. I'd buy this frequently if it was available where I lived. It's truly epic. Unmatched complexity. Not for newbies. I have one other bottle and I'm going to let it go longer than this one.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch 87.

Beer is black with some brown hints. Minimal tan head on top, gone quickly.

Nose is potent. Dark chocolate, wood, smoke and a touch of dark fruit. Very deep and heavy.

Taste is also very powerful. Dark chocolate, wood, a bit of smoke, dark fruit (date, fig). Very full and heavy, Stout flavours but no roast. Obviously not a stout but in that world. I would not know how to classify this beer, other than "yum".

Full bodied, moderately carbonated, heavy and thick.

Overall, very good. Quite unique.

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Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
95 out of 100 based on 2,237 ratings.